October 31, 2014
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Scandinavian influence in Vermont

AmesHill October29 from Robert Swinburne on Vimeo. This one will have a bit of a rustic Scandinavian feel to it. And be super-insulated of course.

May 9, 2014
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A House for Slow Living

A House for Slow Living The original concept came to me in a dream (yes – I dream architecturally) I think the dream may have been generated by this image which has been on my bulletin board fora few years: … Continue reading

November 15, 2013
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Photos! Stratton Modern is nearly complete

I visited a recent ski home project near Stratton mountain ski area to get some photos. The house is nearly complete. As usual there are things I would do differently next time and things that didn’t quite follow the drawings … Continue reading

July 12, 2013
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Southern Vermont Classic Addition – new photos

Here are some photos from a recent project. This is an addition to a huge old barn which had a fairly recent Timberpeg addition to it. I did some work with the addition plus a larger new addition in a … Continue reading

December 20, 2012
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One page Construction Document Set

Here is an example of a basic one-page-wonder construction drawing for a simple house. Not all the information is here to build a house but an expert builder can fill in missing details. For example, I put the stairs in … Continue reading

November 20, 2012
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Miscellaneous Musings

I am working on this new small greek revival in Maine. Not the high style Greek Revival with huge columns like you see on banks and government buildings but the small, simple style that is so ubiquitous in New England … Continue reading

October 29, 2012
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Green Hemlock Siding on a Modernist house in Vermont

Construction is underway on this super insulated modern house in Vermont where we are trying out some very cool things.

June 22, 2010
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Modern vs Conservative (neo-traditional)

Just a small thought. Perhaps I should collect more along these lines. “traditional” design (which is usually not actually very traditional) seems to limit one to creating spaces that are “nice” and “pleasant” and “functional” which is enough for some … Continue reading

March 16, 2010
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West West House in Vermont

This from a few years ago… enjoy! West West house – a super-insulated hipped roofed and slightly midwestern Vermont farmhouse with amazing stonework, a concrete floored sunporch, a beautiful and minimal timber frame, American Clay stucco interior surfaces, solar hot … Continue reading